In a somewhat surprising turn of events, Post Graduate Government College, Sector-11, has placed a ban on party stickers during this election season. These stickers, which vary from pocket size to large posters, have been declared as a violation of a cleanliness rule in an old dusty rule book of the college, which was discovered buried in the college library’s storeroom (the one that houses more books than the library itself). The ban came into force on August 9, 2017.
It all started when one of the major party’s stickers was found pasted on the reference map of the campus, right over where the college office was supposed to be located on the map. The parents, who had come to discuss about their ward’s admission, were lost and it took them a few hours to find the office since it was, according to them, “nowhere to be found on the map“. Senior professors of the college suggested that there should either be a ban on stickers or a ban on parent(s) visiting unannounced. The principal, after a long deliberative session, decided upon the former.
A large number of students have complained in the past about the garbage problem caused by the stickers, but the stickers are seriously being considered a menace only now, and are being treated as the only contributor to all election-related troubles.
It has been decided that fines up to 200 rupees may be levied from the students seen donning the stickers twice, and an increase of 200 with every subsequent offence. The principal also said that if stickers of a party are seen at walls and other places, the said party will be forbidden to contest the elections. A team of students who will go undercover to ensure effective implementation of the ban is also being constituted. Many other colleges have also showed interest in replicating this ban.
In light this news, about a few dozen students launched a protest against this rule. Many of the parties have abandoned their earlier agendas and replaced it with new agendas of bringing the stickers back. The principal suggested that the parties use badges instead, but the representatives said that the stickers were cooler and cheaper, and badges are worn by nerds. The parties have also started brainstorming sessions to find cost effective and less tacky alternatives, or find loopholes in the ban. One member suggested coloured ties, but due to the president candidate aversion to formal clothing, he was immediately removed from the party.
Will the ban stick around longer than the stickers or will it be removed? We will find out as the election season progresses.
Disclaimer: Bogus Bulletin is our Thursday section of believably fake news. However, we do secretly hope that the menace of overdoing stickers all over the campus ends this election season (wouldn’t it be much relief?).
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